An entry for the August 2018 Bitsyjam, with the theme of "mixtape".  Use the arrow keys to move around.

This Bitsy comes with an actual mixtape, which is made of YouTube videos in order to avoid potential copyright issues. You can access the full playlist at this link on YouTube, at this link on Spotify (thanks, Onion!) or individual tracks below:

  1. Homespun - Unfortunately Young
  2. Ben & Jason - Thank You For Laughing
  3. Karine Polwart - Harder To Walk These Days Than Run
  4. Fastball - You're An Ocean
  5. Eliza Carthy - Stumbling On
  6. Florence + The Machine - Drumming Song
  7. 6 Day Riot - Run For Your Life
  8. The Go! Team - The Wrath of Marcie
  9. Thea Gilmore - Ever Fallen In Love
  10. Cosmic Rough Riders - Have You Heard The News Today?
  11. Oysterband - Put Out The Lights
  12. Sophie Madeleine - Hurry Locomotive

If you want to play along with the playlist (each segment of the game matches with one song), you won't exit the room until you interact with the Next Track button, which will appear when you have interacted with all the story-relevant interactibles.

Made, of course, with Bitsy by Adam Le Doux. Title card font is BlackChancery by Doug Miles, free for commercial use.

This release is dedicated to Em, Emma, Freya, Onion and Ebeth, who suffered with me through the process. You're the best slimes anyone could hope for.

Updated 22 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(11)
Authorducklingsmith
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withBitsy
TagsBitsy
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Touchscreen
AccessibilitySubtitles, High-contrast, One button

Comments

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This was heartbreakingly sweet. And the songs are great! This game killed me, ok? I'm dead, it was beautiful. Great work!

Swap out the second song with this link.

The original link doesn't work.

Ah I'm afraid we're on different sides of a region-lock - I can run the one I linked, but yours says not available in my country!

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

That's really weird why the links are locked in a specific country when it's the same video.

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I played this at work without sound (I'll listen to the playlist later, promise!) - even so, the story is so well-told! All the vignettes, the background conversations ("I'm talking to someone offscreen!"), the turn of the seasons, the tape-themed UI details... all tying into the tale of the two people at its core. A relationship in all its beautiful, messy, bittersweet glory.

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ahhh so nice!! really nicely written and the sountrack fit so well woah

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Don't mind me.  I'm just waiting the corner by the buffet.  You finally did ET right.

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That was amazing, absolutely amazing.  The story drew me in, and kept me there, and the playlist really amplified experience.  Great job!

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What a journey... through space and time, sound and story. It's a very well made tale of two people's interaction!

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this is beautiful, thanks so much for sharing. i really liked playing along with the playlist, it fits the story so well 💖

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It's so eerily perfect how the songs coincide with the vignettes. Excellent work!!! Please take care, we slimes love you a lot 💖💖💖💖

(...prog rock forever i regret nothing)

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I SEEE WHAT U DID THERE WITH THE BROWNIE DIALOGUE AKJHFKDFHGDKJH!!!!
but but but DUCKY!!! F*CK!!!!! YOU'RE TEARING MY HEART HERE!!! ALSO I HAD SUCH A HARD TIME SKIPPING MUSIC BC EVEN THO I KNEW NO SONGS ON THIS PLAYLIST ITS SO GOOD!!!! THIS WAS JUST SO GOOD AND IM SO F*CKING EMOTIONAL!!!
edit: hope you dont mind i made a spotify ver of this playlist <3